William Dale Haywood
Morgantown Resident William Dale Haywood died Friday, July 7, 2000, at Johnson Memorial Hospital in Franklin. He was 45.
Mr. Haywood was born August 1, 1954, in Linton to Harry T. and Barbara L. Burton Hay-wood. His mother survives.
He and Elizabeth Rossell were married and she survives.
A Brown County High School graduate, Mr. Haywood worked at Arvin Industries in Franklin as a welder until 1998.
Prior to that he worked for Freight liner in Indianapolis and did construction work.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and bowling.
Dale Eugene Hubbard of Columbus died Friday, June 30, 2000. He was 17.
Mr. Hubbard was born in Columbus on October 2, 1982, to Dale H. Deny and Cynthia Hubbard Smith Whitis, both of Columbus.
Mr. Hubbard was a 2000 Columbus East High School graduate and was enrolled at Lincoln Tech in Indianapolis, where he was pursuing a career as an automobile mechanic. He was also being recruited by the Army Reserve.
He was a former server at Dennyís Restaurant. He attended Central Wesleyan Church.
Survivors include his stepfather, David Whitis of Columbus; grandparents, William Denny of Nineveh and Elizabeth Cody and Carmelita Denny, both of Columbus; stepgrandparents, Gene and Sherry Whitis of North Vernon; great-grandparents, Morgan Long and Viola Baker, both of Columbus; and stepgreat-grandparents, Kenny and Ruth Whitis of Ogilville.
Vernon Cassel Pace
Vernon Cassel Pace died Friday, June 30, 2000, at his home. A resident of Columbus, he was 82.
Mr. Pace was born January 20, 1918, in Letcher County, Kentucky, the son of Benjamin Oscar and Lydia Margaret Kincer Pace.
He married Delcie Mae Craft on July 31, 1939. She preceded him in death on March 20, 1994.
Mr. Pace retired as a coal miner in 1973, after 28 years of service. He also retired from Golden Foundry, Columbus, in 1987.
He was a member of United Mine Workers of America.
He was preceded in death by a son, Gary Linville Pace; two grandchildren, Karla Pace and Dennis Brown; two brothers, Robert Pace and Owen Harold Pace; and a sister, Eileen Craft.
Dale H. Pruitt
Dale H. Pruitt died Friday, June 30, 2000, in West Lafayette. A resident of Indianapolis, he was 86.
Mr. Pruitt was a retired steel cutter in 1982 from Hugh J. Bakers Steele, where he was employed for 46 years.
He was an army veteran of World War II.
He married Daisy Bradley Pruitt, who preceded him in death.
Ruth Myers Richardson
The mother of Nashville resident Nancy Lee, Ruth Myers Richardson, died Friday, June 30, 2000, at her home. A native of Gosport and a resident of Martinsville, she was 74.
Mrs. Richardson was born September 4, 1925, in Owen County, the daughter of the late James R. and Margaret Ashbaugh Mullen.
She was a cook at Camp Allendale in the summer throughout the 1950s and 1960s and a cook at the Gosport schools during the 1960s and 1970s.
She was a member of the Gosport Christian Church and Eastern Star in Gosport.
She married Henry Myers on March 21, 1946. He preceded her in death, March 25, 1961. She then married Lester "Runt" Richardson on December 26, 1977. He survives in Martinsville.
She was preceded in death by a twin brother, Ray Mullen, and two brothers, Ivan Mullen and Robert Mullen.
Robert E. Robinson died Thursday, June 29, 2000, at his residence in Morgantown. He was 66.
Mr. Robinson was born September 15, 1933, in Indianapolis to Robert E. and Mae Burge Robinson.
He married Ruth G. Asher on September 18, 1993, in Brown County. She survives.
Mr. Robinson was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean conflict.
He was a graduate of Helmsburg High School.
He retired from Maddox Construction Company in Indianapolis. He was previously employed by Rodgers Group in Bloomington, and he also refinished furniture.
Mr. Robinson enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing cards.
Margilyne Lou Williamson
Margilyne Lou Tutterrow Williamson died July 5, 2000, in Philadelphia. A resident of Mooresville she was 68.
Mrs. Williamson was born June 24, 1932, in Brown County to John and Mousina Delores Gee Tutterrow.
She was the widow of Jerald Otis Williamson, who she married November 6, 1954, and who died December 5, 1985.
She was most currently a clerk for the Indiana Department of Revenue, working there since 1987. She was formerly a billing clerk for Griffith Trucking in Bloomington for 20 years.
Mrs. Williamson was a member of the Bear Creek Church and attended the Mooresville Church of the Nazarene.
Fred Hubert Wilson
Fred Hubert Wilson of Mitchell died June 30, 2000, at his residence. He was 70.
He was born October 13, 1929, in Waycross, Georgia, to Brent Wilson and Avis (Jordan) Wilson.
He retired from Warren Hobson Engineering Consultants in Indianapolis, where he worked as a construction worker.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Mr. Wilson was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, serving in China after World War II. He was a Purple Heart recipient.
Joseph E. Burnette, the father of Morgantown resident Beverly J. Ross, died Wednesday, July 5, 2000, at his home. A resident of Greenwood, he was 76.
Mr. Burnette was born April 29. 1924, in Indianapolis, to James William and Laura Viola Russell Burnette. They preceded him in death.
He married Beryle J. Dayhoff July 21, 1945, in Indianapolis. She survives.
Mr. Burnette worked for Wallace-Murray Corporation, Schwitzer Division, in manufacturing for 37 years. He retired in 1982.
He was a member of Mount Pleasant Christian Fellowship in Greenwood and Hamilton Lodge 533 F&AM.
Norma Jean Deckard
Brown County native Norma Jean Deckard died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center. She was 74.
She was born April 21, 1926, to Ralph and Martha Lucas Sturgeon.
She married Dillan Deckard, who preceded her in death November 13, 1998.
A homemaker, Mrs. Deckard worked many years at Sarkes-Tarzian in Bloomington.
She was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church.
B. Wesley Eads
B. Wesley Eads, the brother of Nashville resident Jack Eads, died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at his residence in Martinsville. He was 63.
Mr. Eads was born September 20, 1936, in Monroe County to Austin and Bertha Chambers Eads.
He married Paula Betzen Stewart. She survives.
Mr. Eads was a machinist for Caterpillar in Lafayette for 13 years, until he became ill in 1997.
He served with the United States Army during the Korean war.
Mr. Eads was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1257, and American Legion post 230.
Charles William Mack died Tuesday, July 11, 2000, at the Brown County Community Care Center. He was 70.
Mr. Mack was born April 28, 1930, in Indianapolis, to Charles and Mary Shaw Mack.
He and Janet Shelton were married. She survives.
He was an Army and Navy veteran and a member of the Federal Aviation Association.
He worked in quality control for the aircraft industry at Air Research Company.
Herman H. McKee
Herman H. "Bud" McKee, the father of Nashville resident Lewis Arthur McKee, died Friday, July 14, 2000, at St. Francis Hospital. A resident of Martinsville, he was 74.
Mr. McKee was born July 23, 1925, in Martinsville to Arthur L. and Mary E. Williams McKee.
He worked in the service department of Sears in Bloomington for 23 years, retiring in 1988.
He was graduated from Martinsville High School in 1943.
He also had worked at Williams Brothers TV in Plainfield, Farmers Hatchery, Kingham Meat Packing Company and the Reporter, all in Martinsville.
Mr. McKee served with the Coast Guard during World War II, and was a member of Zionís Hill Baptist Church.
He also was a member and former past master of Masonic Lodge F&AM 74; member and past patron of the Martha Chapter O.E.S. 217; and a member of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Indianapolis, the Morgan County Past Masters Association and Past Matrons and Patrons Association.
Norma May Moore
Morgantown native Norma May Moore died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at Heartland of Springfield in Springfield, Ohio. She was 84.
She was born November 3, 1915, to Lewis E. and Ida May Warford Kelso.
She and Richard T. Moore married. He preceded her in death.
A retired teacher, she was a member of the Ohio Association of Garden Clubs.
Survivors include a son, Norman Moore of San Fernando, California; special friends, Martha and Dale Brinkley of Springfield, Ohio, and their family.
James K. Ruble
Columbus resident James K. Ruble died Wednesday, July 12, 2000, at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis. He was 77.
Mr. Ruble was born in Decatur County August 19, 1922, the son of Joseph and Stella Blair Ruble.
He married Dorothy Mae Sturgeon of Belmont April 30, 1949. She survives.
Mr. Ruble retired in 1983 from Arvin Industries where he worked for 38 years.
He was Navy veteran of World War II and a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church.
He lived his early life in Decatur County before moving to Columbus.
He was a board member and volunteer with Housing Partnerships and was an avid gardener, woodcutter and supporter of athletics.
Frances A. Rutter
Oak Ridge Road resident Frances A. Tripp Rutter died Thursday, July 13, 2000, at her residence. She was 80.
She was born December 23, 1919, in Illinois to Sanford and Estella Hughbanks Tripp.
She and Delmar Rutter were married in Indianapolis August 11, 1938. He preceded her in death June 2, 2000.
A homemaker, Mrs. Rutter was a member of Cottonwood Christian Church, Fruitdale Womenís Auxiliary, Cottonwood Homemakers Club and the Morgantown senior citizens.
Irvin E. Shultz
Brown County native Irvin E. Schultz died Friday, July 14, 2000, at Community Care Center of Columbus. A resident of that city, he was 89.
Mr. Shultz was born in Brown County March 30, 1911, to Wesley and Melissa Brand Shultz.
He and Adella Robinson were married August 5, 1931. She preceded him in death March 14, 1985.
Mr. Shultz was a farmer near Becks Grove until he retired in 1975. He also drove a school bus for the Brown County School Corporation.
He was a member and former elder at Becks Grove Christian Church and formerly attended Jonesville Christian Church.